The I-526 Immigrant Petition by an Alien Entrepreneur is the first application that is filed by EB-5 applicants with the USCIS. This is the form foreign investors use when they wish to immigrate to the US. through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. As part of the process, the applicant has to prove his or her eligibility for the program. He or she must prove the following conditions:
- The required amount of capital has been invested or is actively in the process of being invested in the new commercial enterprise;
- The investment capital was obtained by the investor through lawful means;
- The new commercial enterprise will create at least 10 full-time positions for qualifying employees; and
- The immigrant investor is or will be engaged in the management of the new commercial enterprise.
Once approved, the I-526 becomes the basis of the applications for permanent residency made by the EB-5 investor, his spouse, and unmarried children under 21 years of age.
Form I-693: All applicants for adjustment of status to permanent residency are required to file their medical and vaccination history. This is to ensure that no one is disqualified based on public health reasons.